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Basketball and poetry collide in Kwame Alexander's award-winning verse novel, The Crossover. Like their father, a former pro basketball star, twin brothers Josh and Jordan are on the road to athletic achievement. When a terrible event rocks their family, the brothers realize there’s more to…

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Inspired by the author’s experience as a refugee, this novel tells the story of Hà, a young girl who is forced to flee her Saigon home and relocate to America with her family. Told entirely in free-verse poems, readers will find themselves identifying with Hà and her struggles to…

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…from his family’s apartment, Will is confronted by the elevator’s ghostly occupants, all of whom were killed by gun violence. This verse novel from celebrated author Jason Reynolds takes an unflinching look at teenage gun violence and the perpetual cycle of destruction revenge can bring.…

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Written by award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X is an empowering novel-in-verse that explores the complexities of growing up and finding one’s identity. Xiomara Batista, an Afro-Latina teenager, just wants to be heard, but her family’s strict rules and unwanted attention…

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The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom is a Newbery Honor-winning verse novel written in both Spanish and English. Using the story of the folk hero Rosa la Bayamesa as inspiration, lauded poet Margarita Engle explores one of the most harrowing times in Cuban history. In 1896,…

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Written by award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X is an empowering novel-in-verse that explores the complexities of growing up and finding one’s identity. Xiomara Batista, an Afro-Latina teenager, just wants to be heard, but her family’s strict rules and unwanted attention…

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…Anderson reflects on how little our culture has changed for survivors of sexual assault in the years following the publication of her groundbreaking novel Speak. Through poetry, Anderson shares deeply personal stories of her childhood and adolescent years, examining sensitive issues like domestic…

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